Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Scenes From Christmas Break

Finally caught up on all of our holiday stuff... The day after Christmas we're usually super lazy, which we did enjoy a quiet morning at home and let Tatum play with his toys a bit but then that afternoon we packed up the car and made our way to Northern New Jersey to visit with Derek's family.

We had a wonderful visit and ended up staying an extra night.  Tatum had the best time trying to keep up with his older cousins, staying up late, etc. and we saw a lot of family members that we don't get to see as often too.  We even squeezed in a little day date and a night out with friends.

When we got home it was back to classic Christmas break - I kept most of the things Tatum got by the tree to play with a few days since we left right after Christmas, we had a big family Christmas dinner and got in a day date too while my parents and brother had a fun night with Tatum.

On New Year's Eve we did a brunch pollyanna party with Tatum and his friends since we never got together a time before break for them to open up their gifts to each other.

Our New Year's Eve plans are never usually anything big but this year they were extremely low key and I think that's going to be a new pattern - it was great.  We visited with friends a little bit early in the night, got sushi delivered and then put Tatum to bed and watched the New Year's festivities on TV.

I never got around to our usual cinnamon roll breakfast for Christmas Eve so I got that together and a casserole for New Year's morning and we had a nice lazy day playing and cleaning up most of the Christmas decorations except a few trees that we've still be enjoying in a winter/cozy way.  We had family over for a simple pizza dinner that night and another year was underway.

The last weekend of break before Tatum was back to school we went to our friends mountain house to relax, have friend time, go out to lunches at the lodge, let the kids play in the snow and all over the house and the last night we finished up with a steak dinner - a nice way to end the break.

1 comment:

  1. That first picture is just pure magic! You guys for sure made the most of the break!